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CSPI Center for Science in the Public Interest Publisher of Nutrition Action Healthletter Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc. Director, Nutrition Policy
Available calories have increased
Restaurant foods AppetizersCalories Sat + Trans Fat (g) Buffalo Wings (12) w/ Dressing1,01022 Stuffed Potato Skins (8)1,12040 Cheese Fries (4 c) w/ Dressing3,01091 Entrees French Toast w/ Syrup & Margarine91013 Schlotzskys Chicken Breast Sandwich, Light & Flavorful (Large)1,0104 Spaghetti with Meatballs (3½ c)1,16010 Meals Grand Slam-Type Breakfast Platter1,01019 Fried Seafood Platter2,17039 BK Double Whopper w/ Cheese King Size Value Meal2,18048 Sweets Cinnabon (1)67014 Fudge Brownie Sundae1,13030 Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake (1 slice)1,56023
Portion sizes 7-Eleven Double Gulp CanOfficial serving 8 cups (64 oz.)1 1/2 c. (12 oz.)1 cup (8 oz.) 600 calories140 calories100 calories Steak House serving (Porterhouse) Dinner House serving (Sirloin) Official serving (Sirloin) About 1.25 lb., cooked (20 oz.) About 1/2 lb., cooked (7 oz.) About 1/5 lb, cooked (3 oz.) 1,100 calories410 calories220 calories Restaurant servingOfficial serving 1/4 lb. (4 oz.)1/8 lb. (2 oz.) 430 calories190 calories
Dietitians estimates of the calorie content of popular restaurant foods food itemaverage calorieactual calorie percent estimatecontentdifference Whole milk (1 c) % over Lasagna (2 c) % under Grilled chicken Caesar salad % under with dressing (4) Porterhouse steak dinner*1,240 1,860 33% under Hamburger ( 10 oz.) and865 1,55044% under onion rings (11 rings) Tuna salad sandwich (11 oz.) % under *The dinner included a Porterhouse steak (untrimmed, 20 oz. before cooking) with a Caesar salad (2 cups), vegetable of the day (1 cup) and a baked potato with butter (1 tablespoon).
Nutritional Quality of Restaurant Foods Vary Widely Deli SandwichCalories Sat Fat (g) Roast Beef with Mustard4604 Tuna Salad7208 Dinner House Side Dishes Vegetable of the Day601 Baked Potato w/ Sour Cream3102 French Fries59012 Starbucks Caffe Latte w/ Skim Milk, Grande1601 Caffe Latte w/ Whole Milk, Grande2709 Caffe Mocha w/ Whole Milk & Whipped Cream, Grande42013 Caffe Mocha w/ Whole Milk & Whipped Cream, Venti53016
Cinnabon pricecalories Minibon$ Classic Cinnabon$ Eleven Gulp$ Double gulp$ Theater Popcorn Small$ Medium$ Wendys Classic Double w/ Cheese Combo Meal $3.32 $ ,540 From Wallet to Waistline, June 2002
Consumption of Away-from-Home Foods Has Doubled
Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
2/3 of Americans support calorie labeling in restaurants
Anyones Guess The Need for Nutrition Labeling at Fast-Food and Other Chain Restaurants ? ? ? ? ?
Why Policy: Why nutrition policy is important Policy Options: Policies and programs to promote nutrition and physical activity Get Involved: What you can do Find Out More: Why its hard to eat well and be active in America today The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Learn more about how to eat well Eating well and being physically active takes more than just willpower. We need programs and policies that make healthy food more available, that disclose the calorie content of restaurant foods, and that teach people how to make healthy eating easier. There are existing nutrition policies and programs, like Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods, nutrition standards for school lunches, and regulation of food additives. But more needs to be done to help people who want to eat well and prevent diet-related disease.
Portion Control Food Industry: –Nutrition info at POP –Value meals with healthier sides –Value meals with small sides Consumers: –Order small –Share –Order healthier menu items –Request changes to menu items